American Studies

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

American Studies

A major in American Studies requires 36 credit points from senior units of study, including at least 6 credit points from core units of study at 2000 level and at least 6 credit points of core units at 3000 level.

Junior units of study

AMST1001
Global America
6   

Students intending to do a major in American Studies must complete AMST1001 and either HSTY1023 or HSTY1076
Semester 2
HSTY1076
American History from Lincoln to Clinton
6    N HSTY2035
Semester 1

Senior units of study

Core
AMST2601
American Foundations
6    P AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)
Semester 1
AMST3601
American Perspectives
6    P 12 Senior Credit Points of AMST including AMST2601
Semester 2
Elective
USSC2601
US in the World
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
USSC2602
US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
USSC2603
Americanism and Anti-Americanism
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
USSC2604
Sex, Race and Rock in the USA
6    P 12 junior credit points from one of the following subject area; American Studies, Anthropology, Music, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, English, European Studies, Government and International Relations, History, International and Global Studies, Media and Communications, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Economy or Sociology
N HSTY2057
Semester 1
ARHT2657
Contemporary Hollywood
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N ARHT2057
Semester 2
Summer Main
ENGL2603
Imagining America
6    P (12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)
N ENGL2003
Semester 1
ENGL2617
Postmodernism
6    P (12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011)
N ENGL2017
Semester 1
ENGL3616
Reading Contemporary America
6    P (18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (ARHT2656 and 6 credit points from (ARHT2652, ARHT2653, ARHT2655, ARHT2567, ENGL2627, ENGL2638, ENGL3604, FILM2601, HSTY2608, ICLS2637 or MUSC2663))
N ENGL2635
Semester 1
ENGL3609
Mapping American Literature
6    P (18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (12 senior credit points of American Studies including AMST2601)
Semester 2
GOVT2445
American Politics and Foreign Policy
6    P (12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations) or [AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)]
N GOVT2405
Semester 2
HSTY2662
Atlantic World in the Age of Empire
6    P (12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N HSTY2062
Semester 2
HSTY2671
Law and Order in Modern America
6    P (12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 2

Exchange

AMST2801
American Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2802
American Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2803
American Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2804
American Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2805
American Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2806
American Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

AMST4011
American Studies Honours A
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST4012
American Studies Honours B
12    P Please refer to AMST4011
C AMST4011
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST4013
American Studies Honours C
12    P Please refer to AMST4011
C AMST4012
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST4014
American Studies Honours D
12    P Please refer to AMST1001
C AMST4013
Semester 1
Semester 2